Can’t place the face: Aung San statue in Mandalay looks more like recent EU ambassador

We’ve had our fair share of Bogyoke Aung San statue controversies over the past year, mostly involving ethnic minorities who don’t see Myanmar’s founding father as a hero and have no interest in hosting a monument in his honor. This, however, is not that. Instead, the complaint coming from the central Mandalay division is that ...

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Cycle-du-soleil: Man rides motorcycle standing on seat, playing guitar

Cycle-du-soleil: Man rides motorcycle standing on seat, playing guitar

Seven minutes. No helmet. Sure, we cringed a bit, but tell us you’re not at least a wee bit in awe of this foolhardy — and 100% illegal — act of derring-do. What’s...

H1N1 virus claims 41 already, more deaths than entirety of 2017 outbreak

H1N1 virus claims 41 already, more deaths than entirety of 2017 outbreak

At least 41 people nationwide have died from the H1N1 virus in the past month, more than died in the entirety of 2017, when a major outbreak claimed 38 lives, the Ministry of...

Bodies of three teens found on Yangon roadside in suspected human-trafficking case

Bodies of three teens found on Yangon roadside in suspected human-trafficking case

The corpses of three teenagers found lying along a roadside in Yangon’s northernmost neighborhood bear all the hallmarks of a potential human-trafficking case, according to a...

Police draw jeers as they defend #JusticeforVictoria record, announce arrest of critic

Police draw jeers as they defend #JusticeforVictoria record, announce arrest of critic

Myanmar’s police force became the collective punch line for tens of thousands of the country’s Facebook users this week after attempts to defend their efforts to solve the...

Another child rape case in Myanmar highlights endemic problem

Another child rape case in Myanmar highlights endemic problem

With public furor over child sexual abuse still at a fever pitch after the recent #JusticeforVictoria street marches, yet another rape case has been thrust into the national...

Yangon Police arrest 34-year-old man accused of smothering his mother with a pillow

Yangon Police arrest 34-year-old man accused of smothering his mother with a pillow

On Monday night, residents of Dagon Seikkan township in Yangon walked into the living room of a local resident, Daw Htwe Kyi, and found her dead, her body black and bruised, after...

The wait is over: Bagan gets UNESCO listing, 25 years after making pitch

The wait is over: Bagan gets UNESCO listing, 25 years after making pitch

Twenty-five years after Myanmar first submitted Bagan for recognition as a UNESCO World Heritage Site, the country’s ancient, temple-strewn capital has finally been...

Tree-pocalypse Now: Yangon fire dept deals with week of heavy rain (PICS)

Tree-pocalypse Now: Yangon fire dept deals with week of heavy rain (PICS)

If the storms that have battered Yangon in the past week have felt particularly violent, you’ve got terrific instincts. In a series of Facebook posts over the past two days, the...

Myanmar shuts nurseries, makes arrest in toddler rape case

Myanmar shuts nurseries, makes arrest in toddler rape case

Seven nurseries in Myanmar’s capital remained closed on Thursday as police charged a suspect for allegedly raping a 2-year-old, a case that has horrified a country where...


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